Andrew Hemingway

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Andrew Hemingway
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Governor of New Hampshire
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Last electionSeptember 9, 2014
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Andrew Hemingway was a Republican candidate for Governor of New Hampshire in the 2014 elections. Hemingway met with potential donors and supporters in early January, and announced his official candidacy on January 30, 2014.[1][2] Hemingway lost to Walter Havenstein in the Republican primary on September 9, 2014.


Hemingway has created several business ventures including Hemingway Insurance Services and Online Sports Coaching LLC. He is the founder of online donation platform Grassloot and political communications firm Digital Acumen. Hemingway previously served as the state director for Newt Gingrich's 2012 presidential campaign.[3]



See also: New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2014

Hemingway was running for election to the office of Governor of New Hampshire.[1][2] He lost the Republican nomination in the primary on September 9, 2014.

"I am officially declaring my candidacy for governor. I am running for governor because I believe that our state motto 'Live Free or Die' is much more than just a catchy marketing slogan, it's much more than just something we can stamp onto license plates, rather it’s a statement of principal. It is woven into the very fabric of our state," Hemingway said.[2]


Governor of New Hampshire, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWalter Havenstein 55.7% 62,766
Andrew Hemingway 37.3% 42,005
Daniel Greene 4.8% 5,362
Jonathan Smolin 2.3% 2,620
Total Votes 112,753
Election Results via New Hampshire Secretary of State.


August 12 Republican debate

Republican candidates Walter Havenstein, Andrew Hemingway and Jonathan Smolin debated economic policy and casino gambling at Franklin Pierce University. Havenstein argued for a reduced tax on business profits and budget cuts that he claimed would produce 25,000 jobs by 2017. Hemingway proposed a flat income tax rate, a decreased corporate tax rate and reducing regulations to strengthen businesses. Smolin suggested that the state could reduce or eliminate college tuition to keep young workers in New Hampshire.[4]

The three primary opponents disagreed on the prospect of casino gambling in the state. Havenstein argued against casinos on the grounds that they wouldn't significantly improve the economy. Hemingway was more amenable to casinos, suggesting that current groups that run charity gambling operations could oversee new casinos. Smolin voiced support for a small number of casinos to provide a boost to New Hampshire's economy.[4]

All three candidates found consensus in their opposition to the Affordable Care Act and support for school choice in New Hampshire public schools.[4]


Hemingway and his wife, Katie, have two children and currently reside in Bristol.[3]

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